Poetic Justice June 18, 2017
POETIC JUSTICE: FEATURING CONNIE T. BRAUN & PATRICK FRIESEN
Sunday June 18, 2017 11:30am to 1:30pm
Boston Pizza, Columbia Square, 1045 Columbia St, New Westminster, BC
An afternoon featuring readings from two poets: Connie Braun and Patrick Friesen with Host James Felton. Open Mic Sign Up.
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Patrick Friesen has published more than a dozen books of poetry, a book of essays and, with P. K. Brask, co-translations of several Danish poets, including Ulrikka Gernes’ Frayed Opus for Strings & Wind Instruments which was short-listed for the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize. Friesen has also written stage and radio plays, text for dance, and has recorded two CDs of spoken word and improv music with Marilyn Lerner. His upcoming play, a short history of crazy bone, will be produced by Theatre Projects Manitoba in 2018.
Connie T. Braun (BA, MA, MFA) is an author and instructor of Creative Writing. Her writing often focuses on narrative as witness and the life affirming poetics of memory. She has published a memoir, The Steppes are the Colour of Sepia (Ronsdale Press, 2008), a collection of poetry, Unspoken: An Inheritance of Words (Fern Hill Publications, 2016), along with reviews for various publications. Her academic and personal essays and poetry appear in journals and anthologies with two forthcoming publications, a chapbook Narrow Passageways (Alfred Gutav Press, 2017) and a collection of essays Silentium: & otherreflections on Memory, Sorrow, Place and the Sacred (Wipf and Stock). She is an associate member of the League of Canadian Poets, a member of the Canadian Author’s Association and has served on boards for the arts and writing, including Prism International and Image Journal. She lives in Vancouver. With financial assistance from The Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers' Union of Canada.
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Refuge/e and Be/longing: A Shared Migration, Oct. 28, 2016
REFUGE/E AND BE/LONGING: A SHARED MIGRATION: POETRY, PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART
Fri., Oct 28, 7:00-8:30 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for viewing exhibits)
Mennonite Heritage Museum, 1818 Clearbrook Rd., Abbotsford, BC
An evening of poetry & prose, photography & art about the refugee and refuge, longing and belonging. Experiences from the shared Mennonite migration story are brought into poetic and artistic conversation with the Canadian newcomer story today. On exhibition will be a collection of photographs by Erik Braun (BFA): “Survivors of a Violent History (WWII)” and a collection of artwork by refugees: “Stories in Art from Iraqi Kurdistan.”
Presenter Connie T. Braun (BA, MA, MFA) is an author of Mennonite heritage and instructor of Creative Writing. Her works include a published memoir, The Steppes are the Colour of Sepia (Ronsdale Press, 2008), and a collection of poetry, Unspoken: An Inheritance of Words (Fern Hill Publishing, 2016).
Refreshments will be served and books will be available for sale at this event.
This is the first of a three-part series exploring past and present refugee experience.
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